BIOLOGICAL FEATURES OF SARS-CoV-2 AND CURRENT APPROACHES TO ANTIVIRAL THERAPY AND VACCINATION: A REVIEW
Since the first description of patients with pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan in December 2019, unprecedented efforts of the international scientific community led to the identification and molecular characterization of its etiological agent, e.g. SARS-CoV-2. The global pandemic of COVID-19 represents an outstanding challenge for the scientists and medical professionals worldwide. In this review, we discuss the most important aspects of SARS-CoV-2 biology and virology including antiviral and immunomodulatory treatment strategies as well as vaccine development.